Board Of Directors and General Manager


Chairman of the Board

Having graduated from Delaware University Department of Business Administration in 1992, Tan Egeli got his master's degree (MSIA) from Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper Business School. 

After starting his career in 1994 at Citibank, Egeli served as a senior executive at establishments of Citicorp Securities, İnter Yatirim Securities and BSI Bayindir Securities in that order between 1996 and 2001 especially as responsible for international capital markets and asset management. After leaving BSI Bayindir Securities where he served as a Board of Directors Member and General Manager between 1998 and 2001, he laid the foundations for Egeli & Co. Financial Services Group by founding Egeli Consulting in 2002.

In result of the partnership he established in 2007 with British Ashmore Group which is known for its investments in developing markets, in 2008 Egeli founded Ashmore Asset Management, the first asset management company operating in Turkey with independent foreign capital. Until 2009 he served as CEO at Ashmore Turkey and Chairman of the Board at the subsidiaries of the Company.

While serving as general manager at Egeli & Co. Asset Management, Tan Egeli also serves at Egeli & Co. Financial Investments, Egeli & Co. Investment Trust, Egeli & Co. Agriculture Investment Trust, Egeli & Co. Investment Holding, Egeli & Co. Corporate Support Services, EGC Real Estate Development, EGC Energy, Simya Agriculture Investment as chairman of the board. Besides from group companies, Egeli also is a board member at Istanbul Erkek Lyceum Foundation. Tan Egeli speaks German and English and holds Capital Markets Board Advanced Level and Derivatives Licenses.

Mehmet Cemal Tukel

Independent Board Member

After graduating from Galatasaray High School, Mr. Tukel had his Economics and Business Administration education at Wayne State University. He completed his BA on Banking & Finance and his MBA on Macroeconomics. Cemal Tukel served as the Chairman of the International Committee in 1999 for two years and as the Vice-chairman of the Board between 2001 and 2004 at the Association of Aegean Young Businessmen (EGIAD), where he is a member since 1992. Tükel, who was a member of Izmir Kordon Rotary Club between 1993 and 2008, after serving in the Board numerous times also served as the Chairman in 2004. He currently serves as a Board Member at the Foundation for Aegean Economic Development where he joined the management in 2003. He currently serves as Editor in Chief at Ticaret Newspaper, his family business, and as a columnist at Hurriyet Newspaper Aegean Supplement. He mostly writes about economy, agriculture and Izmir. Being at the same time a shareholder of Albatros Packaging, Mr. Tukel also serves as a Board Member at Tukelmat Trade Newspaper Tukeller Printing.

Ahmet Berker Argun

Independent Board Member

Ahmet Argun is an independent board member of the Egeli & Co. Investment Holding, Egeli & Co. Investment Trust and Egeli & Co. Agriculture Investment Trust. Having graduated from Marmara University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Economic, Ahmet Berker Argun worked in Arthur Andersen as an auditor between 1991 and 1996. After his career in Arthur Andersen, Argun served as a senior finance executive at Escort Group, Arena Bilgisayar, Hewlett Packard, Atlasjet, Praktiker and Baumax. Argun is a founding member of TUFIDER (Association of Consumer Finance Companies) and INKADE (Association of Human Resource Management) and also member of AMPD (Association of Shopping Centers). Mr. Argun speaks English and German.


Zeynep AYGUL

Deputy General Manager

Zeynep Aygül graduated from Anadolu University, Faculty of Economics in 2009. Starting her career as an analyst at Bayındır Securities in 1997, Aygül served in accounting and operations of investment funds between 1999 and 2001. Between 2002 and 2005 she worked as operations officer at Global Securities. After serving at Oyak Retirement in 2005 on accounting and operation transactions of individual pension investment funds, Aygül joined Egeli & Co. Group in the same year. While currently serving as Finance and Accounting Director at Egeli & Co. Agriculture Investment Trust, Zeynep Aygül also serves as Board of Directors Member at Egeli & Co. Investment Holding. She holds Capital Markets Board Exchange Operations License.